Who We Are

Who we are as a company is the result of few likeminded and highly passionate professionals coming together to work for a common cause. Each one of us brings a rich industry experience which adds up to a dedicated team of Riqueza Capital.

Our DNA consists of ex-Bankers, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Shipping Professionals and MBAs.

Piyush Gupta

MD and Founder

Piyush Gupta founded Riqueza Capital Group in 2014. Piyush brings a deep understanding of International financial markets through his previous assignments in Hong Kong, Middle East and India ranging from managing Investments, Offshore Structuring, Corporate Finance and Trade Finance. Previously, he has worked with Société Générale, SHK Asia Dynamic Fund, Kitara Capital, ICT Oman and Amicorp Group. He is an Aerospace Engineer from IIT Bombay. Piyush is responsible for overall management and growth of Riqueza Capital Group.
Among various interests, Piyush is a vivid traveler and he loves reading books. Piyush is settled in Hong Kong with his wife Shefali and son Vihaan.

Pankaj Kumar

CEO

Over 14 years of experience in International Taxation, Industry & Equity Research, Management Consulting, and Structured finance. Pankaj brings an expertise in advising individuals and corporate on formation of cross border corporations and business structures and structuring commercial transactions. Previously he has worked with Amicorp Group, DM Ventures, Gridstone Research, Amba Research (Singapore) and ICICI Bank. Pankaj is a Chartered Accountant and is responsible for revenues of the group and expanding our reach in new markets.

Pankaj is a marathon runner having interests in traveling and trying different cuisines. He is settled in Singapore with his wife Nidhi and son Aatiksh.

Hitesh Shah

Head Product Development & Structured Finance

Hitesh has spent over 25 years working with Corporates handling entire trade finance and foreign exchange treasury for them. He has previously worked with Ipca Laboratories Limited, Kopran Limited, Uttam Galva Steels Limited and his latest stint was with Alok Industries Limited. His expertise lies in various trade finance structures to reduce cost of borrowing and improve liquidity for Corporates. He is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University with Diploma in Finance from NMIMS and Diploma in Export Import Management from Indian Merchants Chamber. Hitesh is responsible for product development and financial innovation in Riqueza.

Hitesh loves to travel, play & watch sports like soccer and Cricket. He is settled in Mumbai, India with his wife Yati and two teenage kids named Spruha and Nihar.

Sankalp Kumar

Director Business Development

A shipping professional, with over 16 years of cumulative experience, Sankalp brings along in-depth understanding of local laws, regulations and business practices that has ensured smooth and efficient delivery of services that has been unmatched in the industry. Previously, Sankalp has worked with Gearbulk, a Norwegian shipping company for over 12 years. Post that Sankalp was leading the business development efforts for Amicorp Group in India. He is a certified Master Mariner holding MBA from Middlesex University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science from Mumbai University. Sankalp is responsible for Group’s Business Development in the Indian market. He caters to the specific structural requirements of private and public corporations and HNIs requiring cross-border investments, acquisition, trading and other transactions.

Sankalp loves playing tennis. He is settled in Noida, India with his wife Bhavna. They are blessed with a beautiful daughter Saisha.

Himanshu Chauhan

Manager – Business Development

With a keen interest in finance and experience of organizing interactive e-sports for nearly ten-thousand people, Himanshu Chauhan is Riqueza Capital’s youngest Business Development Manager. With alma maters Hindu College and Jawaharlal Nehru University, this Economics major has brought fresh spirit and youth to the foundation’s outlook and approach. Bridging the gap between the incumbents and the experienced leaders of the company, Himanshu is responsible for generating new business leads and manage the ongoing transactions. Aside from his unwavering dedication to service, Himanshu wishes to travel more and enjoys competitive e-sports himself. He is an ardent gadget enthusiast. With a wide array of interest in Structured Trade Finance and organizational skills, this young Manager wishes to contribute to the company’s excellence and growth.

Himanshu presently resides in Delhi/NCR with his parents, his pet dog, and his PlayStation 4.

Charine Lo

Group HR & Admin

Charine is a graduate from University of East Anglia (UEA). She is the most valuable asset of our Group as she binds all the offices together and keeps track of every small detail. She is responsible for overall administration of the Group. She is jack of all trades as she manages recruitments, relationships with clients, day to day banking and compliances.

Charine loves to work with team-mates and clients from different cultures and enjoys cooking in leisure time. She is a resident in Hong Kong and she stays with her parents.

Aditi Saini

Manager- Marketing

With an experience of almost five years into marketing and communications, Aditi Saini who originated as an engineer from Jaypee University, Solan helped some multinational companies to reach out to masses by positioning and building their strong brand image on social media as well as in physical markets. Aditi is responsible for adopting various marketing promotional tools to target customers and retaining them by maintaining a healthy and long term relationship with the existing ones.

Aditi has a flair for creative activities and hence she chose marketing as her profession to best show her talent. She is a fitness freak, an expert into candle making and is an excellent motivational public speaker. She lives in New Delhi with her parents and 5 guinea pigs.

Puneet Singh Marwah

Executive Director

With over 15 years of experience in financial structuring and advisory, Puneet S. Marwah has demonstrated strong track record in the areas of Private Placement of Equities, Corporate Debt Funding, arranging Inter Corporate Finance & Advisory, Structured Finance, Private Equity Advisory, Advising on Mergers & Acquisitions, Arrangement of Finance through Strategic Investors, Offshore Structuring, Valuation & Business Modelling, Real Estate Advisory and Promoter Funding. In 2011, he co-founded the firm 'Nascent Solutions', a profitable venture. He has proven record of being a versatile professional, strong team player with sharp leadership skills combined with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and meeting stringent deadlines while working with the companies of high repute like IL&FS, HSBC and Religare. Puneet is responsible for Group’s Capital Market Advisory vertical.

Exploring world through travel and having local food, preferably home-made, gives him pure satisfaction. Puneet is settled in Delhi with his wife Indrajeet and adorable daughter Avnoor.

Yogendra Singh

Associate Director – Business Development

A Banker with over 18 Years of Comprehensive experience in Corporate Banking, HNIs relationship, SME Debt restructuring & Consumer loans. Yogendra has spent over 8 years working with ICICI Bank in SME & CBG groups, handling various regions across West & North India. He has previously worked with Eicher Limited, Yamaho Motors & JSW Steel Limited and was responsible for regional business development. He is responsible in Riqueza for providing various trade finance structures to reduce cost of borrowing & improve liquidity for Corporates & for arranging fresh debt or existing debt restructuring. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi & Post graduate diploma in Sales & Marketing Management.

Yogendra loves to travel wildlife Sanctuaries, play cricket & watch Discovery & Nat Geo. He is settled in Delhi/NCR, India with his wife Sandhya and two kids named Aditya and Adhiraj.

DEEKSHA JHA

Analyst, Capital Markets

A fresher from Delhi University and pursuing her CFA from CFA institute, USA, Deeksha shows keen interest in finance and economics. She is presently a part of the capital markets team, working with companies to raise funds either through Private Equity or Public Issue. Deeksha idolizes Dr. Raghuram Rajan for his contributions to major financial organizations including his stint as the Governor of the RBI. Interested in learning valuations, she dreams of making it big in the investment banking industry and leading Dr. Damodaran's way of life.

Deeksha loves reading and is a big fan of Robert Kiyoski's 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad'. Among her other interests are cooking and folk painting. She lives in Delhi with her parents.

SANYAM TUTEJA

Analyst, Capital Markets

Experienced equity analyst with demonstrated history of working in finance service industry. Sanyam is skilled in the areas of private placement of equities, corporate debt funding, arranging inter corporate finance and advisory, structured finance, private equity advisory, advising on mergers and acquisition, arrangement of finance through strategic investors, Offshore structuring, valuations and business modeling.

He believes "the only way to do great work is to love what you do".

Nayan Gala

Partner, London

Over a decade of experience in various strategy and Business development roles, Nayan has established strategic partnerships in the financial and corporate world in the Americas, Europe and India. Nayan holds degree in Finance from London School of Business and Masters in Strategy & Marketing, from Aberdeen Business School, Scotland. Previously, he has worked for Siemens, Rolls-Royce, Wood Group and LK Housing in various senior roles. With strong business roots & experience, Nayan specialises and leads Energy, Oil & Gas, Real Estate & Infrastructure verticals of the business. Nayan leads deal sourcing, evaluation and investor relations and holds board observer positions in various businesses.

Gaurav Singh

Partner, London

A business turnaround artist, startup mentor and growth leader, Gaurav has worked closely with well renowned industry leaders of regional and global businesses and provided expertise in business planning, growth strategy, M&A. With over 20 years of enterpreneurial experience, he has developed a strong network with leading corporate houses, retail and investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and advisory firms in Asia, Americas and Europe. Graduating with Distinction in Masters-International Business from Aberdeen Business School, Scotland, he has been honoured with various awards for Management, Business Development and Client Excellence. Gaurav leads the software & technology, manufacturing, healthcare, education, aviation and startup verticals. Gaurav leads deal sourcing, evaluation and investor relations and holds board observer positions in various businesses.